For this week, I have in fact been keeping up with my Physical Activity challenge. I did envoke the 5 minute rule on Tuesday, and got up to about 10 minutes before deciding stopping was ok. However, so far for the week, I have rocked out 1540 PA Cals!!
Eating this week has been good, but I did have a little set back in the form of the Bagel-monster. We had a baby shower breakfast at work on Tuesday. They brought in bagels and lox and bear claws and cakes; all from this awesome Portuguese bakery. I went a little nuts. I had one bear claw, two bagels with lox and a small piece of cake. SO BAD. However, after that binge, I didn't eat lunch and had a pretty modest dinner. Now that I think of it, I bet this is why my fitness was so poor this day too. Bread is the enemy man.
Upcoming Challenges: I have a work dinner tonight that undoubtedly will involve some heavy dinner choices and drinking. It will also severely limit my chances of getting in a strong workout.
To counter this, I think I am just going to do a bit of walking at lunch today. I have some walking pals at work, and they are just going to have to come with me and have a laugh.
Had an RMR test yesterday. Anyone ever do this? RMR is Resting Metabolic Rate. Basically, it tests how many calories your body will burn in a day if you did nothing. For me, that is 1800 Calories. For my height, weight and age, this is about where I should be. It is comforting to know that I do not have a slow metabolism. That is just one more invisible enemy less that I have to fight!
I hope you are all having a rockin' week. Please let me know how you are all doing this week with your progress!
I am 36 and have been overweight for most of my life. There are much better things that define me, but till I work on this weight, it is the stinky fart in the room. So, I write this to keep accountable, to find inspiration in others, to rekindle the joy in myself.